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Five unidentified oil rigs
Five oil drilling derricks at an unidentified oil field. A stack of drill pipe is visible in the foreground next to the closest derrick.
Oil field in Humble
Artist's landscape drawing depicting a large concentration of drilling derricks in an oil field in Humble, Texas, seventeen miles north of Houston.
Four unidentified oil rigs
Four drilling derricks at an unidentified oil field in Texas. Smoke drifts from the chimney of a work building on the left. The back of an automobile is visible at the left edge of the photograph.
Unidentified oil rigs with shrubbery
An unidentified oil field near Houston. A number of drilling derricks are scattered among the trees and shrubs. A work building on the left side of the site is painted with the name "Texas Company." The...
Unidentified oil rigs
An unidentified oil field near Houston with a large concentration of drilling derricks.
Merchants and Planters Oil Company oil mill
Photograph of a printed illustration of the Merchants and Planters Company oil mill and surrounding area along Buffalo Bayou. The business was owned by William Marsh Rice.
Two unidentified oil rigs with horses and men
An unidentified oil field in Texas. Two drilling derricks are visible in the picture and several unidentified men are standing at the base of the derrick in the foreground. Numerous teams of horses stand...
Unidentified drilling derrick with trees
An unidentified oil field in Texas. A single tall drilling derrick stands twice the height of a tree nearby. A jumble of pipes and equipment is visible at the base of the derrick. A few other derricks...
Cartwright #18 blowing in under control
An early oil well in Texas. The photograph is labeled "Cartwright # 18 blowing in under control". Spray from the blow is heading horizontally away from the derrick where a stack of drill pipe is visible....
Bringing in the Lathrop Well #1
An early oil well in Gregg County, Texas. The photograph is labeled "Bringing in the Lathrop Well #1." A large group of unidentified men are gathered by the well derrick.
Painted portrait of Dick Dowling
Photograph of a printed reproduction of an oil painting of Dick Dowling, an Irishman from Houston and Confederate Army war hero, in uniform with descriptive caption. At the time of his death from yellow...
Oil painting of Main Street at McKinney
Black and white photograph of an oil painting of Houston, showing Main Street near Lamar Avenue looking north. The First Presbyterian Church can be identified in the left portion of the image. A flagpole...
Unidentified oil well fire
An unidentified oil well fire. A billowing column of flame and smoke rises from the fire as a pair of unidentified men stand behind a small barrier. Shielded from the flames, they are spraying water off...
Various seals of industry for Houston and Harris County
Photograph of an advertising image of the variety of seals of industry related to Houston and Harris County. Cotton, sugar, lumber, cotton oil, shipping, railroads, and manufacturing are all represented....
Painting of futuristic view of Houston
Photograph of a painting depicting a futuristic view of Houston in 1980 as imagined by an unknown artist in the 1920s or 1930s.
Wildcatters on a drilling derrick deck
Four men pose on the working deck of a derrick. They are pictured beside the mechanical wheels and equipment that operate the lift crane and rotary drill. The drill stem is central in the photograph, rising...
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